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Southampton Blotter: Drivers caught with suspended licenses

08/16/2016 6:20 AM |

Southampton Town police arrested a Riverhead man for petit larceny Saturday in Riverside.

John Stadier, 23, reportedly removed a bicycle from the Valero Gas Station near the traffic circle at Peconic Avenue around 11:20 p.m. 

He was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

• A Mastic Beach man was arrested for driving with a suspended license in Riverside last Monday.

Anthony Carter, 52, was stopped around 12:50 p.m. near the traffic circle at Peconic Avenue for not wearing a seat belt when police learned his license had been revoked four times for child support and vehicle traffic law violations. Police said he is also on a restricted license program.

Mr. Carter was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor, and a traffic violation.

• Police arrested a Riverhead man for driving with a suspended license in Riverside last Monday.

Armando Cantecamey, 34, was stopped near the traffic circle at Peconic Avenue around 4:10 p.m. for having an expired inspection when police learned he was driving without insurance, had an active warrant for failing to appear in court and had a suspended license, police said.

He was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and three violations.

• A Calverton man was arrested for driving a car with illegal documentation in Flanders last Wednesday.

Hermelindo Puluc, 32, was stopped for driving a car with passenger plates — meaning the vehicle wasn’t registered for commercial use — while the landscape trailer the car was towing had a business sign on it, officials said. Police also learned the trailer’s brakes weren’t working and that it hadn’t been inspected.

Mr. Puluc was charged with operating a vehicle displaying or using a document obtained unlawfully, a misdemeanor, and three traffic violations.

• Police arrested a Calverton man for driving with a suspended license in Tuckahoe last Thursday.

Kevin Pelis, 39, was stopped around 7:40 a.m. near Millstone Brook Road for a routine traffic stop when police learned his license and registration were suspended, officials said.

He was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and two traffic violations.

• Three teenage boys reportedly damaged a residence on Albany Street in Flanders sometime around 7:45 p.m. last Sunday. The owner found a broken window and noticed fresh footprints inside the home, officials said. The house’s door had been unlocked.

A next-door neighbor said she saw one of the boys leaving the residence. As she began to tell them to leave she attempted to take a picture with a cellphone, which she is forwarding to the police department, officials said. The case is still active pending further information.

Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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